Firefighter Recruitment - Town of Ajax

Firefighter Career and Recruitment Information

Current career opportunities

For more information on career opportunities with Ajax Fire and Emergency Services, view the Town's current employment opportunities here, or contact the Human Resources Department at 905-619-2529.


Recruit Training Program

All new Ajax Fire and Emergency Services recruit Firefighters must successfully complete an in-depth and intense recruit training program, before being assigned to a platoon.

Recruit training session

This intense program includes many hours of "live-fire" training. 

As one of the qualified instructors for the Ontario Fire College program, the Chief Training Officer is directly involved in preparing our new Fire Fighters for the varied situations they will face over their careers. 

Recruit CPR Training

In order to successfully graduate from our Recruit Training Program, each recruit must successfully complete all training including the following:

  1. Occupational Health and Safety
  2. WHMIS
  3. Full Ontario Fire Fighter Curriculum Program
  4. SCBA Fit Testing and full training program
  5. ISO 9001
  6. Incident Management System
  7. Personnel Accountability System
  8. Full Emergency Medical Responder Program
  9. Certification in Automated External Defibrillation
  10. Gas detection and air monitoring
  11. Pumper operations
  12. Aerial operations
  13. Driver training
  14. Electrical hazards
  15. Auto extrication
  16. Natural gas awareness
  17. Radio communications
  18. Ice/Water rescue
  19. Hazardous materials awareness
  20. Flammable liquid fire fighting
  21. Computer training
  22. Extensive practical and fireground training